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Sunday, June 29, 1975
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14D --June 29,1975 Sunday Ga*elfe-AfaiJ T!!_ Clwlesfca West Virginia Court's Mental Health i · ' Rule Raises Questions A Big Boa Just because she works with those things doesn't mean she has to wear them, says Mrs. Ann Saling, a frequent contributor to nature magazines. Mrs. Saling acknowledges discomfort around some of her subjects, so Ed Nievard, a neighbor and a high school biology instructor, talked her into getting close to some creatures he likes and she doesn't. "I thought it would be a good way to get over it," she said, "but I still don't like them." (AP Wirephoto) By Lawrace E. Atanu (C) AT** York Tim* Service NEW YORK-The Supreme CourtVde- cision Thursday concerning the rights of mental patients has left a number of fundamental questions unanswered in the minds of leading medical and legal officials. A chief question is how many of the 200,000 or more patients involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness in this country would be released as a result of the decision. Two prominent spokesmen clashed Chinese Cheer Everest Climbers , TOKYO - W) - A crowd of 18,000 persons packed Peking's indoor stadium Saturday night to cheer the nine-member climbing expedition that scaled Mt. Everest May 29, China's official Hsinhua news agency reported. The climbers, who apparently are Tibetan, received a long ovation from the audience of workers, peasants and soldiers, according to the broadcast monitored here. Phanthog, the only woman member of the team, told the crowd that the success was attributable to Communist party chairman Mao Tse-tung's "loving care" and enthusiastic support from all Chinese, Hsihhua said. ' had ruled on eluded an ither patients institutional Officials Under Kennedy Reportedly Tried to Halt Murder of Trujillo By Nicholas V. Horrock (C) New York Time* Service WASHINGTON -- White House officials iunder President John F. Kennedy made an 'abortive last minute attempt to stop the ^assassination of Dominican Republic dictator Gen. Rafael Trujillo Molina, accord- iing to former intelligence officers and current U.S. government sources. I A cable was sent from the National Security Council, which-is the president's 'arm for directing foreign affairs, to the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Ciudad Trujillo (now Santo Domingo) the day before a group of Dominicans 'killed Trujillo in an ambush outside the _ 'capital. It informed the CIA official that the United States could not condone an attempt to overthrow Trujillo's government and was based upon information from the Dominican Republic that assassination was part of the plot to remove the Trujillo dictatorship. * * * THE CABLE was one of a series of communications between Washington and the . Dominican Republic during the month o f . May 1961. Trujillo was killed on May 30. One source said that the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April, the Kennedy administration had become increasingly concerned about any violence in the Caribbean area that could further "destabilize Old- Young Fe ud Cited in Slaying ·/ G7 the political situation." Another source said that administration officials of the period "were concerned about any violent actions unless or until there could be well laid plans for the continuity of government." In effect, the source said, the effort to halt the coup was a "tactical" move aimed at delaying any effort until it was clear that it would lead to the formation of a stable Dominican government favorable to the interests of the United States. The source said that the moral question of assassination or the United States backing a domestic dissident movement in the Dominican Republic was not an issue dur-. ing this period. · · - . ' . ' · » « * · - . YET ANOTHER .source, familiar with the communications during an "immediate" response by the White House to the knowledge that a plan to depose Trujillo was moving to completion. "When you say cable, you think of something done very quickly, something done in hours, that wasn't the case," the source ! (C) New York Times Service · CHICAGO -- Federal and local officials · investigating the murder of Sam Giancana, ·the Mafia boss slain here June 19, are ; leaning toward the theory that he was the [ victim of a conflict between the old and i young within the Chicago Mafia similar to !the Gallo-Profaci war in New York 15 ;years ago. The younger Mafia members have been ', increasingly dissatisfied with the opera- 'tion,of family rackets and, most impor- i tant, the division of profits, according to | the investigators. '; The Senate committee looking into ac! tivities of the Central Intelligence. Agency j had planned to question Giancana about ihis reported connection with a plot to as- jsassinate Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba, ;but investigators here doubted that his ' slaying was connected with that inquiry. * * * ' THEY SATO that the older bosses, led by 73-year-old Anthony Accardo, had been 1 reluctant to expend family rackets fearing ! that this would result in countermeasures ! from police which would prevent them ! from enjoying the wealth they have accu: mulated through the years. .; At the same time, investigators said the I old bosses have not been willing to share _ : more of their profits with the younger *" i members, who are eager to make their ! own fortunes and willing to take more ; risks to do it. i So the younger members killed Gian; cana as a warning to the Mafia establish; ment here that their patience had ended, ' the investigators believe. 1 They compared the move to the kidnap; ing of four leaders of the Mafia family of ', Joseph Profaci in 1960 by a dissident fac- ; tion led by Joseph and Larry Gallp who demanded a better share of family rackets. ', The ensuring conflict resulted in numer- ' ous gangland killings in New York. i Young turks in the Chicago Mafia picked ! on Giancana because he was the most vul: nerable of the old bosses, according to the ] theory. Giancana had let down his guard I during years of semiretirement in Mexico. cently in Houston and was physically una-_. sa id- :· . ble to offer any resistance to an attacker. . . . . . . V *u · · ' · · - - T h e cable w a s said t o b e t h e outgrowth of a weeks of decision making. Whatever the tune scheme, the cable failed. Part of the problem was that sever- Giancana apparently knew his killer and let him into the house fearing no danger. The killer probably went in coatless and appeared unarmed. The murder weapon used was a .22-caliber automatic, which is small enough to hide inside a sock or even in a shirtsleeve. al groups were plotting against Trujillo. According to one source the CIA was only giving "material" support to the dissident groups. "It wasn't like turning a faucet on and off," one former intelligence officer said. A substantial part of the record on CIA involvement in Trujillo's death was reviewed by the staff of the presidential commission on the CIA headed by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller. It was part of the record made available to the Senate Committee on Intelligence last week. Sources familiar with the record said that evidence of U.S. interest in deposing Trujillo beginning in the last year of the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and continuing ·through the assassination on May 30,1961, four months after Kennedy took office. . - · . ' · ' - i . * * * THERE IS considerable dispute outside of the CIA and the U.S. government as to exactly what form the support for the dissident groups took. . * Dominican Brig. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barreras, the only survivor of the group that actually killed Trujillo told The New York Times that the CIA had no role whatsoever in the plot. But according to sources familiar with secret intelligence files here, a Dominican plotter is said in one file to have told the Dominican secret police under torture that the CIA supplied a gun that was used in the killing. ;on this issue, V In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that mental patients whotrere not dangerous to others could not be confined in institutions against their will if they did not receive therapy and if they could survive in the outside world with the aid of relatives or friends. The justices said that th "a narrow" legal issue Additional crucial point-1 Vn mental hospitals have the' right to psychiatric treatment. Another unanswered question concerns what constitutes minimum therapy for the wide variety of disorders that are collectively classified as mental illness. * * * MANY mental health expert^, such as Dr. Jack Wright, assistant commissioner of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, said that they could not comment until after they had read the details of the decision (No. 74-8, O'Connor yvs. Donaldson). Howevever, several state mental health officials, when asked about the impact of the Supreme Court's decision, said that they believed the practices within their jurisdictions were in compliance with the decision. Dr. Judd Marmor, president of the American Psychiatric Assn.' said that his group was "disappointed" that the court had not ruled on a mentally ill patient's right to treatment. He said: "It was a decision on freedom, not on the right to treatment. We are concerned that if those patients (who are released under the court ruling) still need treatment, there should be some mechanism to see that they get it. "To let them wander out into society Irke derelicts is not right. Treatment should be provided within the context of freedom, such as in half-way houses or outpatient facilities. If they need tfeat- ,-iment, we feel that they^should have the Bright to it." ." -; Another unanswered question concerned the extent of liability of doctors in mental hospitals who are trying to treat patients under less-than-adequate conditions, such as too few psychiatrists. : Dr. Marmor said that his group would Five Children Serenade Pros Of Barber Shop Singing World By Mike Harris INDIANAPOLIS UP) -- Five children serenaded the old pros of the barber shop singing world Saturday at the convention of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing. Since 1964, the SPEBSQSA has been unofficially connected with a Wichita, Kan, center called the Institute of Logopedics, a rehabilitation center for children and some adults with communicative problems and disorders. The children who sang before the nearly 8,000 delegates at SPEBSQSA's 37th convention were flown in from the Institute to show the barber shop singers what music can do to help afflicted youngsters. Logopedics is defined as the study and remediation of speech and language defects. Officials say more than 37,000 persons have been examined or have received services from the nonprofit Institute, founded in 1945. About 300 children and adults currently are living at the Wichita facility and another about 550 are enrolled at the Institute's field centers located throughout Kansas. One of the programs effectively being used by the Institute is rehabilitation through music. All children, and some adults who are enrolled at the Institute, get music in- Moreover, he had a serious operation re-_ struction at least two days out of the week. . Institute officials say when music is a daily activity with communicatively-handicapped children, gains in music understanding have shown to carry over to other part of their lives. Many Iranians Ask to Make Iraq Pilgrimage TEHRAN, Iran ffi - Iran has asked Iraq if it can accommodate several million Iranian Moslems who wish to make the pilgrimage to Shiite shrines this year, officials reported Saturday. Applications for pilgrimage have been increasing since the two countries improved relations and eased travel restrictions for tourists, the report said. But due to lack of adequate hotel facilities to accommodate millions of Iranian pilgrims, the two countries have not lifted travel restrictions. Before relations were severed a decade ago, about 250,000 Iranians used to visit Shiite shrines in Iraq every year. Oil revenues considerably improved financial conditions for many Iranians and several million have now applied to make the pilgrimage. There are 32 million Shiites in Iran. An Electric Portable You Can Afford! FROM SMITH-CORONA Regularly $159.50 IK7*ODUCTO*YOFFH SPKIAL $ 149 50 WITH CARRYING CASE CHARLESTON BUSINESS MACHINES 200 W. WASHINGTON ST. ROOM 204 346-1218 \ -~m+ to the citizens of Charleston on completion of the new parking facility. As manufacturers of the precast concrete structural frame, Featherlite is pleased to have participated in the growth of the Rose City. P. O. BOX 5436 · LEXINGTON, KY. 40505 PRECAST CORP. advise its members to seek legal advice · about the extent of their liability for damages if the doctors were unable to deliver -; adequatejreatment because of inadequate staff, equipment or budgets. Bernard D. Hirsch, general counsel o f the American Medical Assn., said in a te- * lephone interview from Chicago that doc- ~ tors faced such problems because mental' institutions were "chronically underbudg- eted and understaffed." ; Dr. Bertram S. Brown, director of the National Institute of Mental Health in · Rockville, Md., applauded the Supreme Court's decision in a statement that cited the "extraordinarily broad" implications of the case. * * * HE PREDICTED that the decision' would ."have a major impact on mental health care in this country," because it would "give strong impetus to the movement away from treatment in large insti-.,' tutions, which too often may become- merely custodial confinement, wherever possible toward treatment in the patient's" own community." . ; Brown, the federal government's top mental health official, added, "I do not be-" lieve the decision will have the direct ef : feet of permitting the release of large numbers of patients now confined in institutions! . . - · ' . "The number of patients confined invo^,; luntarily to whom the decision applies is becoming smaller and smaller in response' to the continuing trend toward voluntary 1 admission (to mental hospitals). Admissions also may not decline dramatically as a result of the decision, but there probably, will be an acceleration of the trend toward relying on persuasion by family a n d , friends rather than by formal court com- ; mitments." However, Marmor, the APA president, '. said in a telephone interview from Los An-; geles that the" Supreme Court's decision ; "may well eventuate in the release of a lot i of patients." ' "But if they are simply turned out without any provision for their care, it will be a. counter-humanistic move" he said. "So-" ciety should assume some responsibility to see to it that these people are not just left to disintegrate." 35% Oil Price Rise Is Predicted Controlled experiments at the Institute have shown children in the music program experience less hyperactivity and an improvement in attention span. They also acquire social behaviors which help them get along better. Marilyn Pirtle, a 15-year veteran of the special music education program at the Institute, came into Indianapolis with the five-child "quartet." "These children perceive music hi the same way as 'normal' children. And kids don't feel threatened or pressured to learn as they might in a regular classroom, because with music they always can produce in some way." The singers have adopted two slogans: 'Keep America Singing" and "We sing that they shall speak." Lyle W. Koerper, director of development at the Institute, noted the strides made in rehabilitation, particularly in children, since the special music education program was developed. "Music is important as enjoyment and secondly as part of the therapy. In some cases, it's to give a person rehabilitation. "One of the reasons music :is so helpful is that it is fun -- with rhythms, pitches, soft-loud frequencies and so on. So many parts of speaking and hearing are involved in music," Koerper said. "All of the children are essentially involved in some kind of music." WASHINGTON - (ffi - Iranian officials say the price of imported oil may be boosted as much as 35 per cent this fall, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said Saturday. "In Iran I was told diffetly that the t rice of oil will be put up jforii between ,_ero and 35 per cent in September -- dCv "pending chiefly on the attitudes displayed in the coming weeks by the industrial consumer states on the whole range of pressing economic issues," said the Massachusetts Democrat. HOWEVER, Kennedy said he did not gain any sense of an effort to wreck the economy of the Western world during his recent visit to Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. He called for a change in U.S. policy from confrontation to cooperation, and said he was told repeatedly that "the issue of oil prices would be seen in relationship to progress in over-all producer-consumer relations." "Too many leaders in the Persian Gulf see the U.S. role as unhelpful, unproductive, even guerulous," said Kennedy, adding that he feels the American policy of confrontation has spurred higher oil prices. Kennedy said he feels that timely action by the United States and other oil-consuming nations can yet have an effect on the oil-price decision expected at the September meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.. He said he was told in Saudi Arabia that an affirmative response is needed to strengthen the hand of that nation's leaders in continuing as a restraining influence on oil prices. AND HE SAID officials in Iran told him they will not insist on any particular formula to protect the value of their petroleum income, "provided some fair and just formula were found." .As an example of one step','Kennedy said .Kit has become essential for the oil-producing states, which are accumulating bil- lions of dollars, to have a greater role in decisions reached by international institu-'; tions. N ]few DeficiUs Discovered In New York (C) New -York Time* Service NEW YORK - An audit\f New York City finances by the state controller has uncovered new and hidden deficits totaling $292 million in the city's budgets for the last two years. . . '"; According to a confidential draft of the audit which was obtained by The Newt; Times, the deficits arose largely because-, of major bookkeeping errors that caused- the city controller to "overstate" anticipated federal and state revenues in 1973. and 1974. , - . · ,,- * . Moreover, the draft audit states tha£ both the current, controller, Harrison J. Goldin, and the former city controller Mayor Beame, issued notes against anticipated Federal and state revenues ttiat, were not enough to cover the note issues., The audit is a third complication in the , city's already near-chaotic financial picture. One element is the deficit for the fiscal year ending Monday, which the mayor has lately shrunk from $120 million to al-, most nothing. C.C. Warner D.V.M. L. J. Starcher D.V.M. Wish to Announce the Association of D. J. Moore D.V.M. inthePradkeof Veterinary Medicine CROSS LANES VETERINARY HOSPITAL PHONE (M6) 199.0461 --4 June 30 PERPETUAL FEDEMLW1MGS 191 Summers Street Charleston, WV 25333

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